The surge is diffuse. Last week, 17 states set their own new records for cases in a single day. Those states include nine of 12 states in the Midwest and six of 11 in the west, according to the tracking project. Altogether, the US once again has the highest seven-day average of new cases of any country in the world, according to tracking by Johns Hopkins University researchers. … [Read more...] about US cases surge to new peak as Trump administration goes to war with science
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But disaster expert Hugh Gladwin found the results dubious and misleading. Gladwin pointed out that no simple correlation was found between the number of deaths and male-female hurricane names in the study. "The male-female name predictor is not significant by itself, and only becomes so after a lot of statistical massaging," said Gladwin, an anthropologist at Florida International University in Miami, who was not involved in the study. … [Read more...] about Gender Bias May Make Female Hurricanes Deadlier
The Civil Rights Act meant that segregation in schools, workplaces and public facilities was prohibited (although segregation continues to exist in American society today, including in schools, according to reports in The New York Times and The Washington Post). But racism in numerous other forms still impacted Black communities. "There's poverty; there's systemic and brutal police violence in Black communities; there's a lack of services. And the legislation that was passed did not touch on some of those more entrenched problems," Ewing said. … [Read more...] about What was the Black Panther Party?